## Sigma and Pi bonds

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Jacey Yang 1F
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### Sigma and Pi bonds

Why are sigma bonds stronger than pi bonds?

Naji Sarsam 1F
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### Re: Sigma and Pi bonds

Sigma bonds are stronger than pi bonds because the electron clouds between atoms that have a sigma bond overlap more than those electron clouds would overlap in a pi bond. The more overlap between electron clouds in sigma bonds allows for a stronger electronegative attraction between shared electrons and opposing nuclei.

Jared_Yuge
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### Re: Sigma and Pi bonds

Because they are directly overlapping with the orbitals. Pi bonds are merely parallel with the orbitals

Veronica Lu 2H
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### Re: Sigma and Pi bonds

As stated above, the sigma bonds have more of an overlap in the electron cloud between the atoms, thus making the bond stronger.